When the car began replacing the horse, pessimists didn’t treat it like a great new tool. They called it “the devil wagon,” and said its mission was to destroy the world. Here are our favourite examples of this paranoia. Be sure to check out this episode of the podcast where we explore why the horseless carriage was so scary—and what it took to to finally put horse-lovers behind a wheel.
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